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Acts 16:8

    Acts 16:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And going past Mysia, they came down to Troas.

    Webster's Revision

    and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

    World English Bible

    Passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:8

    Came down to Troas - The Troad, or part of Phrygia Minor in which the celebrated city of Troy was formerly situated. This city was first built by Dardanus, who was its king, and from whom it was called Dardania; from Tros, his grandson, it was called Troja, or Troy; and from his son, Ilus, it was called Ilium. It has been long so completely destroyed that no ascertainable vestige of it remains; insomuch that some have even doubted of its existence. Those who contend for the reality of the history of Troy suppose it to have stood on the site of the modern village Bounarbachi, about twelve miles from the sea, on an eminence, at the termination of a spacious plain.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:8

    Came down to Troas - This was a city of Phrygia or Mysia, on the Hellespont, between Troy north, and Assos south. Sometimes the name Troas or Troad, is used to denote the whole country of the Trojans, the province where the ancient city of Troy had stood. This region was much celebrated in the early periods of Grecian history. It was here that the events recorded in the Iliad of Homer are supposed to have occurred. The city of Troy has long since been completely destroyed. Troas is several times mentioned in the New Testament, 2 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:13; Acts 20:5.